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Residence Life Coordinator—Open Position

Residence Life Coordinator Experience

Residence Life Coordinators at Michigan Technological University supervise student staff and take care of the day-to-day operations of the residence halls. We are encouraged to be much more than the average “Hall Director”. Residence Life Coordinators at Michigan Tech are instrumental in developing and implementing our curricular approach to residential life. We are the experts who create the framework for learning in the residence halls, allowing our RAs focus on supporting our students and building community.

Our professional live-in staff have the opportunity to serve as educators, advisors, and mentors; collaborate with other departments on initiatives; assist with committee work; and learn through professional development. We spearhead special projects and supervise summer interns. The RLC experience is one that will truly help you gain a students-first perspective as you develop skills to become a leader in the field of higher education.

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When you join our Michigan Tech community, you become part of our crazy unique campus traditions like Keweenaw Day, cardboard boat races, Broomball, and Winter Carnival.

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On a campus that is bound together by snow and STEM, Michigan Tech is located on the south shore of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The area includes an abundance of hiking trails, outdoor recreational pursuits, winter sports, waterfalls, and breathtaking views.  Popular winter activities include snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, and ice fishing.

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National Night Out

Residence Life Coordinators develop personal, meaningful relationships while supervising their resident assistants.

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Residence Life Coordinators stay connected in the midwest with regional committee work. Professional staff members are also encouraged to participate in other development opportunities such as:

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • CPR/AED/First Aid
  • Cultural Competency
  • Campus Labs Assessment Credential
  • Safe Place
  • Supervisor Training
  • Search Committee Training

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RLC Sean Brown was chosen as the GLACUHO Outstanding Entry-Level Professional for Michigan in 2018.

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Required Training

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

  • Employee Safety Overview
  • Harassment and Discrimination Prevention
  • Annual Data Security Training

The specifications mentioned above are intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.

The position will be filled based on qualifications regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, disabled veteran status, veteran status, or disability.

Hear from our People

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Benjamin Petrie Abby Moss  Tiffany Shemwell

"Coming to Michigan Tech has felt like coming home. The students, faculty, and staff are all friendly and passionate. We have great access to the outdoors in all weather conditions. At work, I've had the opportunities to make it my own. Coming to Tech has been rewarding for myself and my career."

"Everyone that I have met and worked with at Michigan Tech has been supportive. I have been able to grow not only in my role, but in my field. Although I am new in the position, my voice and ideas are heard and taken seriously in meetings. Michigan Tech pushes me to be a better RLC and a better student affairs professional."

 "I knew I wanted to work at Michigan Tech since my first interview. There's something truly special about a campus where the people in the room are comfortable stopping a meeting and asking, 'What would be best for our students?' Being at MTU has given me such a fresh perspective on student-centered work. There have been so many opportunities to engage in rewarding projects both in and out of the department, and to further develop professionally. With each new project or event, I know I made the right decision."


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Relocation Resources

Thinking of Relocating to the Keweenaw?

Michigan Technological University is located in Houghton. Of the 30 safest college towns in America, Safewise says Michigan Tech is No. 19. The area is home to 12,000 residents, and active with locally owned shops, eateries, high-tech companies, music festivals, and parades.

Students, staff, and the community enjoy the University-owned ski, snowboard, and tubing hill, golf course, and recreation trails, and other outdoor adventure opportunities the Keweenaw Peninsula offers.